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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:44 PM

Trump lays out justice preferences in call with McConnell

Source: WaPo

Trump spoke privately with McConnell on Friday night following the news of Ginsburg’s death, laying out his preferences for who should replace the liberal justice, according to several people familiar with the conversation.

In the phone call, Trump said he liked Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and Barbara Lagoa of the 11th Circuit, according to two people briefed on the discussion. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to disclose details of a private conversation.

McConnell did not offer names for a potential Ginsburg successor, though Judge Amul Thapar of the 6th Circuit has long been considered a favorite of the majority leader. He promised Trump that his nominee would get a floor vote.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/09/19/ruth-bader-ginsburg-death/#link-UKC65CSO5JHO3FIQAGCPUHXO3U

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Reply Trump lays out justice preferences in call with McConnell (Original post)
demmiblue Sep 19 OP
dalton99a Sep 19 #1
BlueStater Sep 19 #2
progressive nobody Sep 19 #3
TomCADem Sep 19 #4
Mike 03 Sep 19 #5
soothsayer Sep 19 #6
dalton99a Sep 19 #9
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dalton99a Sep 19 #10
Wuddles440 Sep 19 #11
MarcA Sep 19 #13
calclar Sep 19 #14
lapfog_1 Sep 19 #18
cstanleytech Sep 19 #7
AZ8theist Sep 19 #21
usaf-vet Sep 20 #23
Calista241 Sep 20 #25
SayItLoud Sep 19 #8
MarcA Sep 19 #12
joshcryer Sep 19 #20
andym Sep 19 #15
SunSeeker Sep 20 #24
11 Bravo Sep 19 #16
AZ8theist Sep 19 #22
keithbvadu2 Sep 19 #17
turbinetree Sep 19 #19
RBGForever Sep 20 #26

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:47 PM

1. They'll start nomination hearings shortly


Just watch

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:47 PM

2. They gave the moron a note with these women's names on it.

No way he ever heard of either of them.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:48 PM

3. Barrett could even say Percy was wrong .

 

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:50 PM

4. Amy Coney Barrett Would Overturn Roe v Wade and Invalidate the ACA

She is like Scott Atlas, a person who leverages a prestigious degree to legitimize a nakedly partisan agenda where she ignores precedent to twist the Constitution into knots. At one time, conservatives were against judicial activism, but with Barrett, you have someone who is going to have no qualms about invalidating laws that she disagrees with from a policy perspective.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/who-might-succeed-justice-ginsburg-trumps-short-list-begins-with-these-five-women-and-one-man/ar-BB19c0eP?li=BBnb7Kz

In a 2013 Texas Law Review article exploring when the Supreme Court should overturn past decisions, Barrett wrote that she agrees "with those who say that a justice’s duty is to the Constitution, and that it is thus more legitimate for her to enforce her best understanding of the Constitution rather than a precedent she thinks clearly in conflict with it.”

She also wrote that the public’s response to controversial cases like Roe v. Wade “reflects public rejection” of the idea that legal precedent “can declare a permanent victor in a divisive constitutional struggle.”

A former member of the University of Notre Dame’s “Faculty for Life,” Barrett signed a 2015 letter to Catholic bishops that affirmed the “teachings of the Church as truth.” Among those teachings: the “value of human life from conception to natural death” and marriage-family values “founded on the indissoluble commitment of a man and a woman.”

Barrett wrote in 2017 that Chief Justice John Roberts pushed the Affordable Care Act beyond its plausible meaning in order to save it. Roberts creatively interpreted as a tax the law’s penalty on those who don’t buy insurance, allowing the court to uphold the constitutionality of the law, she said.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 01:55 PM

5. Her nomination has been feared for some time.

She will do a great deal of damage if confirmed.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:03 PM

6. She's born on my birthday (different year)

I expect better. Bah!

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:40 PM

10. .

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:46 PM

11. Why do all these...

fundie, cons always have those crazy, pyscho eyes?

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Response to Wuddles440 (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:48 PM

13. Because They Are.

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Response to Wuddles440 (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 03:21 PM

14. It's the degree of fervor in their belief...

It's the "Born Again" phenomenon.

Ever try to try to talk with an Evangelical?
They're psyche is at a feverous pitch.

Same with Trumpster Cultists.
They talk over you with a fervor and bulldoze conversations with a vengeance.

It's as if they just discovered Jesus 10 minutes ago.

You can SEE it in their EYES just like you can HEAR it in the delivery of their SPEECH.

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Response to Wuddles440 (Reply #11)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:43 PM

18. Cult members have those eyes as well

but it was the first thing I noticed in the photo too.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:27 PM

7. If they try to shoehorn a nominee in before 2021 then its time to declare outright war on them.

That means as soon as we secure a simply majority we change SCOTUS to 13 and enlarge all the other federal courts by 2 and ram through extremely young progressive liberal judges to all the new slots.
After that we go after the deep Republican welfare red states and gut them like a fish on the amount of federal money that they siphon off every year.
That means we shutter military bases in them as well as cut them off from any other extra federal money for projects in their states.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:04 PM

21. I'm with you 100000% on every single point. It's about time.

Also, REPEAL and REPLACE the Trump tax scam.

Jack up the taxes on the 1% to 75%. The good old days under Eisenhower.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 12:46 AM

23. No shit Dick Tracy! That is a great start with lots of second rounds. Citizen United would be next..

.... on my list. THEN....... in no particular order.

Investigation of ALL the Grifters. Including clawing back the millions if not billion stolen from the taxpayers. Jail time for one and all.
Fix the ACA to make it work for all Americans.
Invest in education nationwide. Take AWAY tax dollars for private schools.
Investigate churches to determine if they can keep their tax free status. No more use of tax dollars to manipulate elections.
Repair and replace our infrastructure.
Stop gerrymandering and voter suppression. In EVERY STATE.
Implement sensible gun laws. To stop the mass murders in our schools.
Kill the Trump tax giveaway.
Address climate change and environmental pollution.
Establish fair drug pricing. Allow Medicare to NEGOTIATE drug prices. Like the Veterans Administration. And Canada.


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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 04:39 AM

25. Let's call the first bill the Get Fucked Arkansas Act.

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What could possibly go wrong with punishing Americans for their political views? That won’t lead to any resentment or any other negative side effects.

While we’re forcing them into poverty, maybe we should just round them all up and make them march to someplace where they can be among themselves. They're all poor, and they’re all married to their cousins anyway, they’d probably like it. They can till all the fields, maybe raise some chickens. Shit, we probably wouldn’t even have to pay them, just make them do it. They fucking deserve it anyway.

All those fucking hillbillies with guns wouldn’t possibly do anything to any of us. The police that we are defunding will surely protect our politicians and our communities. I wonder who we can find to sponsor this first bill in Congress?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:32 PM

8. tRUMP is a shallow narcissist and the only choice he cares about

will be someone who can help him, not the rePUKES, not his base just him. "who is best for ME?" That will be how he makes the decision of who to put forward. I suspect he will have a few red herrings who are judges now in courts that he will need to side with him if he is not re elected. So, I expect NY State, CA., NJ, judges to be nominated. Giving them an ego jolt even if they have no chance to be confirmed but "owning" something to tRUMP if he ever appears before them.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 02:47 PM

12. Just another reason for Biden and the next Congress to refuse

to enforce any decisions of the USSC.

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Response to MarcA (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 06:20 PM

20. The three branches of the US government are distinct and separate.

Congress (the legislature) has no power over the judicial. It can pass new legislation to circumvent bad decisions, but a corrupt SCOTUS can always harm that.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:18 PM

15. Lagoa is a conservative Cuban American from Florida-- a no-brainer politcally for them. nt.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 04:50 PM

16. "Lays out his preferences" my fucking ass.

He'll be given a list, and instructed to submit a wingnut, partisan hack therefrom.
Afterwards, he'll be handed a bucket of extra crispy chicken and a diet coke, told to eat up, and then instructed to get his fat ass back on the road at taxpayer expense to yet another one of his super spreader brownshirt festivals.

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Response to 11 Bravo (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:05 PM

22. But before another "rally", several rounds of golf. Don't forget that...

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:29 PM

17. Was that before or after Donald's call with Puting?

"in call with McConnell"

Was that before or after Donald's call with Puting?

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 05:59 PM

19. The headline should have said the Federalist Society lays out the justices they want

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:35 AM

26. They're going to do it

 

It's sickening how they're acting right now.

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